This guy messed with the wrong takeout joint. Earlier this month in Brooklyn, workers at a Chinese restaurant chased off a knife-wielding man who police say is wanted in connection with a robbery spree.
Police: Masked Robber Wielding Large Knife Targets Brooklyn Businesses
On January 4, a hooded masked man walked into Chen's Garden in East New York and pulled out a large knife from his waistband, demanding money from the restaurant's employees.
Surveillance video shows the would-be robber hopping on to the counter. That's when the workers fought back, picking up and swinging anything in arm's reach -- including a soup ladle and a stool. Everybody knows that a mere knife is no match for a Chinese guy with a soup ladle.
No doubt freaked out by the unexpected display of not-taking-your-shit and get-the-hell-out-of-here, the suspect fled the restaurant empty handed. Sometimes, you know you've already lost.
The entire 30-second incident was caught on camera:
According to police, this was the most recent of four robberies, all on the same street, and all tied to the same man. Last month, he hit a Dunkin Donuts and a KFC/Taco Bell. Earlier this month, he robbed Baskin Robbins. He was successfully got away with cash in all previous attempts... until he messed with Chen's Garden.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or visit Crime Stoppers or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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